DHA seeks comments on $700M application development vehicle


The Defense Health Agency is looking to transform how it delivers care and build off of its electronic health record integration program.

The Defense Health Agency wants comments by the end of this week on a request for information regarding a potential $700 million software development contract.

DHA wants to use a series of contracts to transform its workforce, application development and business infrastructure.

The agency kicked off that transformation through its electronic health record integration program called Genesis.

But through what DHA describes as PEO 3.0, the agency is looking at how it leverages technology to deliver improved health care and better customer service.

The agency has released several new documents around its DevMAC 2.0 vehicle that we reported on earlier. Those include a request for information, a draft performance work statement and other procurement documents now available through Sam.Gov. Comments are due Friday.

The documents help provide a picture of what DHA is trying to develop with the MHS Genesis Electronic Health Record project as the foundation.

DevMAC 2.0 is valued at $700 million and will be a multiple award contract to field a stable of contractors to develop health care related applications. DevMAC is one of three phases for DHA"s transformation initiative.

The first contract is Workforce 3.0, a $1.43 billion vehicle that went to six companies in early 2022 and focuses on the DHA's staff.

Still under development is Workplace 3.0, which will support and transform the DHA business infrastructure.

With DevMAC, DHA wants to hire a group of contractors that can offer technology pilots and demonstrations. DHA also wants X-as-a-Service providers so it can tap software development infrastructures as needed.

According to a timeline released April 21, a draft request for proposals should go out in early May and then the final RFP in early July. The plan is for awards to happen in September.

Comments on the request for information are due April 28.